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The Waterboys - 100% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by former fanzine writer Mike Scott (Michael Scott, 14 December 1958, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), the Waterboys evolved from Another Pretty Face, which included John Caldwell (guitar) and a frequently changing line-up from 1979-81. A series of failed projects, including the two-piece Funhouse, followed before Scott formed the Waterboys. Borrowing the name from a lin Read more

Feargal Sharkey - 93% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sharkey first found fame as the lead singer of the Undertones, whose singles provided some of the best punk pop of the late 70s. The band eventually fell apart in 1983, after which Sharkey teamed up with Vince Clarke in the short-lived Assembly. The plaintive ‘Never Never’ was a Top 5 hit for the Read more

Big Country - 75% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart Adamson (William Stuart Adamson, 11 April 1958, Manchester, England, d. 16 December 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals) formed Big Country in June 1981 upon his departure from Scottish new wave outfit the Skids. His first recruit was childhood friend Bruce Watson (b. 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada; guitar), but early plans to work solely as a studio e Read more

Bob Geldof - 71% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire. Geldof initially entered the music scene as a journalist on Canada’s premier underground rock journalGeorgia Straight. Further experience with the New Musical Express and Melody Maker sharpened his prose and upon returning to Dublin, he formed the band Nightlife Thugs, which subsequen Read more

Christy Moore - 61% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

Fairground Attraction - 51% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This jazz/folk-tinged Anglo/Scottish pop band comprised Eddi Reader (Sadenia Reader, 28 August 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Mark Nevin (b. 13 August 1959, Ebbw Vale, Wales; guitar), Simon Edwards (guitaron, a Mexican acoustic guitar-shaped bass) and Roy Dodds (drums). After art school Reader made her first musical forays as backing singer for the Gang Of Four. She moved Read more

Joe Jackson - 51% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1954, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Having learned violin and piano as a teenager in Portsmouth, Jackson gained a place to study piano, percussion, composition and orchestration at London’s Royal Academy of Music. After leaving college in 1974 he joined the covers band Edward Bear. The line-up of Jackson, Mark Andrews (vocals) and Graham Maby (bas Read more

Lloyd Cole - 50% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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31 January 1961, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Despite his birthplace, this literate singer-songwriter emerged from Glasgow’s post-punk renaissance. The Commotions, Neil Clark (b. 3 July 1955; guitar), Blair Cowan (keyboards), Lawrence Donegan (b. 13 July 1961; bass) and Stephen Irvine (b. 16 December 1959; drums) completed the line-up responsible for 1984’s Rattles Read more

The Proclaimers - 49% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish duo, who specialize in melodic folk pop, comprises identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid (5 March 1962, Leith, Scotland) The brothers spent their childhood in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife, and formed the Proclaimers in 1983. They had an early UK hit in 1987 with the Gerry Rafferty -produced ‘Letter From America’, whose belligerent ha Read more

Crowded House - 47% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After the break up of Split Enz at the end of 1984, one of its major songwriters, Neil Finn (27 May 1958, Te Awamutu, New Zealand; guitar/vocals), along with latter-day Split Enz drummer Paul Hester (b. 8 January 1959, Melbourne, Australia, d. 26 March 2005, Melbourne, Australia), Nick Seymour (b. Nicholas More Seymour, 9 December 1958, Benalla, Victoria, Australia; bass) an Read more

The Pogues - 44% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The London, England-based punk scene of the late 70s inspired some unusual intermingling of styles and the Pogues (then known as Pogue Mahone) performed punky versions of traditional Irish folk songs in pubs throughout the capital. The line-up for their first gig at The Pindar Of Wakefield on 4 October 1982 featured singer Shane MacGowan (25 December 1957, Tunbridge Wells, K Read more

Roachford - 42% match to Hothouse Flowers

Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK soul/funk band is led by Andrew Roachford (vocals, keyboards, percussion), and features Chris Taylor (drums), Hawi Gondwe (guitars) and Derrick Taylor (bass). Andrew Roachford performed from the age of 14 when he played in London’s Soho jazz clubs. The band was assembled in 1987, and by early 1988 was touring with Terence Trent D’Arby and the Christians, gaini Read more

Sinead O'Connor - 42% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1966, Dublin, Eire. This Irish singer combined her highly distinctive vocal range with striking post-feminist imagery to great commercial effect on both sides of the Atlantic, establishing herself in the late 80s and early 90s as one of the most potent left-field forces in popular music.O’Connor endured a turbulent youth and diagnoses Read more

The Bluebells - 42% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kirsty MacColl - 41% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1959, England, d. 18 December 2000, Mexico. The daughter of the celebrated folk singer Ewan MacColl, Kirsty enjoyed success in her own right as an accomplished songwriter and pop vocalist. Originally signed to Stiff Records as a 16-year-old after they heard her singing with punk outfit the Drug Addix, she was most unfortunate not to secure a massive hit with the e Read more


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